Posts Tagged ‘scalpers’

How the San Francisco Giants are LYING When They Say “Ticket Scalping is Illegal” in San Francisco

Friday, October 24th, 2014

C’mon focus, look at the sign, as seen this morning by Stanley Roberts of People Behaving Badly and KRON-TV

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Now it could be that this is what the San Francisco Giants organization wishes Police Code Section 869 would say, but this aint what it says.

Comes now SF Weekly writer Joe Eskenazi:

“…according to the police code cited on the sign (Good Ol’ No. 869) scalping is not strictly illegal: This is a code that prohibits folks from selling wares on the street without a peddlers’ permit. This means folks who sell their tickets online or out of their homes or offices are not violating the law. And your humble narrator was unable to find anything within the police code stating that people who buy wares from unlicensed peddlers are subject to arrest…”

So, Giants, why don’t you take these signs down, or change them? 

Uh Oh: Many Many Outside Lands 2014 Tickets from Scalpers are Turning Out to be Fake – Here’s What They Look Like

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Like all these tickets are fake, per the SFPD:

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So if you try to use your fake ticket at the box office it won’t work, sorry.

Here’s a close-up from from Cornell Banard:

How can you tell a fake from a real ticket? I don’t think you can.

Many many fakes are out there:

@KimKardashian I got sold a fake ticket to outside lands fest to see Kanye!! Can you help me????

What White People Don’t Like:

Waiting around by boxoffice watching all manner of teary-eyed white 20-somethings stomp away screaming on phones abt fake tix

What can be done?

Don’t buy tickets from scalpers. Judging by the amount of tears at the entry gate, they are almost all fake. Duh.

So, choose wisely.

(You can always try to go over or under The Wire, but that kind of thing probably won’t work.)

SHN “Book of Mormon” Ticket Lottery a Huge Success – The Only Way to Get a Seat Now – Here’s the Video

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Here are the rules of the game.

Here is what the lottery looks like:

I’d say that you’d have had a 10% chance of winning on Preview Night.

Realize that the scalpers and scam artists are going crazy right about now, so paying $29 for a seat what’s worth north of $290 IRL might strike you as a good deal.

Get lucky!

OMG, You Have No Idea How Hard It Is to Get Book of Mormon Tickets – Your Last Best Chance? Daily Ticket Lottery

Monday, November 19th, 2012

This is it.

This is the biggest Broadway roadshow to hit town since forever.

Book of Mormon will play at our Curran Theatre from November 27th to December 30th 2012 and then it will be gone.

There is no way that the run of this smash musical comedy will be extended as the BoM crew will start up in Portland the day after New Year’s.

So here’s what you need to know:

1. This thing is going to be huge – everybody’s going to be talking about it. You know, because it’s “the best musical of this century” per the New York Times ‘n stuff.

2. You want to go to this show whether you know it or not, even if you’re not into Broadway. Yes, Book of Mormon is profane, but it’s also “an atheist’s love letter to religion.”

3. Tickets are beyond sold out. So the scalpers and the scam artists are going to have a field day.

Check it, from the craigslist:

So that’s hundreds of dollars per seat for tickets what originally cost way less than $100.

So here’s what you do, you show up at the box office on Geary two hours early and enter the lottery.

At $29 a ticket for the winners, this is a steal.

If you don’t want to go through this kind of hassle  day after day, then don’t do it because you are not a true fan,  (The  SHN / BoM people are making you jump through hoops for a reason, don’t you know.)

Now I’ll tell you, when they did this for Rent, back in the day, they lotteried away the two front rows for $19 a piece.

Good times.

Of course the angle was sort of ridiculous and you would see things you weren’t meant to see, but this was quite nice for students of the theatre.

(I don’t know which seats lottery winners will get – they might not get to sit right up front.)

So, have at it.

You Can’t Win If Don’t Play.

Our Schools Win Too.*

PRE-SHOW LOTTERY ANNOUNCED! THE BOOK OF MORMON Lottery Ticket Policy:

THE BOOK OF MORMON will conduct a pre-show lottery at the box office, making a limited number of tickets available at $29 apiece; cash only. This lottery will be held prior to every performance.

Entries will be accepted at the SHN Curran Theatre box office beginning two hours prior to each performance; each person will print their name and the number of tickets (1 or 2) they wish to purchase on a card that is provided. One and a half hours before curtain, names will be drawn at random for a limited number of tickets priced at $29 each.

Only one entry is allowed per person. Cards are checked for duplication prior to drawing. Winners must be present at the time of the drawing and show valid ID to purchase tickets. Limit one entry per person and two tickets per winner. Tickets are subject to availability.

Nine 2011 Tony Awards® say it’s the Best Musical of the Year. Vogue says, “It’s the funniest musical of all time.” And The New York Times says, “It’s the best musical of this century.” It’s THE BOOK OF MORMON, the Broadway phenomenon from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez. The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart calls it “A crowning achievement. So good, it makes me angry.” Contains explicit language.

For more information please visit www.bookofmormonthemusical.com.

If you come across any website other than shnsf.com claiming to sell THE BOOK OF MORMON tickets for the San Francisco engagement, buyer beware! SHN has no way of validating, or replacing tickets that have been purchased through any website other than shnsf.com. We cannot seat or refund you for an invalidated ticket.

If you have any questions, please call 1-888-746-1799 before purchasing.

*Oh, that’s just a saying – our schools won’t actually win.

Tickets for the Freelance Whales at the Rickshaw Stop are Just $12? The Scalpers Must Love This Pricing

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Those famous Freelance Whales are coming back to town – this time they’ll be at the Rickshaw Stop at 155 Fell along with Miniature Tigers and Pepper Rabbit Friday night.

Whales and Tigers and Rabbits – oh my, for just $12 a ticket. But sorry, it’s sold out.

The scalpers are having a field day with this one.

Oh, well.

See you there (not).

:(

Freelance Whales found one another in late 2008, in Queens, amidst a strange amalgam of unfamiliar instruments, and precariously arranged pop songs. Using whatever musical gadgets they happened upon (mostly harmonium, banjo, glockenspiel, synthesizers, guitars, bass, drums, waterphone), the five members worked at crafting songs with interlocking rhythmic patterns, lush textural layering, and an engaged group-vocal energy. The result is their debut LP, weathervanes, whose songs work at evoking a sense of dislocation, or sensory disorientation. “It’s awash with gentle, naive bliss, and if you’re the type that likes to observe hooks blossoming with the pace of an actual flower opening, then you might have just found a new favourite band.” –NME
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Miniature Tigers “Not since Pinkerton has adolescent romantic anxiety sounded so tuneful and so utterly irresistible. … Brand’s penchant for bright, arresting melodies is on full display here, their sweetness tempered by the subtle sonic curveballs the band throws into the arrangements. Aside from the bread-and-butter combo of a tight rhythm section and jangly guitars, the Tigers include analog soft synths, distant slide guitars, and multi-layered sing-along chants as part of their arsenal of musical weapons. … Tell It to the Volcano is a triumph, evidence that pop music can sound familiar, foreign, enjoyable, uncomfortable, and altogether exciting at once.” –Urb.com
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Pepper Rabbit, an Echo Park psych-folk duo. The sound: Like Grizzly Bear and Mercury Rev taking drugs yet to be invented,the band’s music draws on the delicacy of chamber instruments (see: ‘Clarinet Song’) and Xander Singh’s guitar work, as well as the more emphatic energy of drummer Luc Laurent’s percussion and Singh’s powerful pipes.” –LA Times “The recordings present a unique musical vision, with Xander Singh and Luc Laurent displaying an impressive mastery of their twisted but tasty pop. … A treat-filled introduction to a duo unafraid to pound around on a variety of instruments such as trumpet, banjo, and piano. … Singh and Laurent seamlessly blend their influences into a unified sound.” –UNDER THE RADAR

Bob Dylan at the Warfield – Novel Way of Ticket-Selling – Scalpers and TicketMaster Pwned?

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Bluoz has the deets about all the commotion in the Mid-Market today due to Bob Dylan coming to the Warfield tonight.

“To do away with crazy surcharges and credit card fees and to avoid the threat of scalpers, the venue will only sell $60 general admission tickets the day of the show for cash only. Concertgoers can’t begin to line up until noon, doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the show goes on 8 p.m.,at which time everyone must enter. While having that much cash on hand could be an issue, along with the toll it’s bound to take on security, as one source told Pollstar, this is the event “people will be looking at” to see if the model can apply elsewhere.”

O.K. then. Let’s hope somebody can bring some water to the sweating masses

Via Auweia

See you there!

Goldenvoice presents

Bob Dylan and His Band

Date: Wed, Aug 25, 2010
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Days until show: Today!
Doors open: 5:30 PM
Ages: All Ages
On sale: Wed, Aug 25, 2010 05PM
Ticket Prices*: $60-Cash Only

Event Details: All tickets are general admission and will be available at The Warfield box office on the day of the show only.   No advance tickets will be available anywhere for this performance.  Admission to the show is $60 cash.  No credit cards or checks will be accepted.

The box office and the doors will open at 5:30 pm on August 25th with show time at 8 pm.  Ticketholders will enter the venue immediately at the time of purchase, one ticket per customer.  Line-ups will begin no earlier than noon on day of performance.

Goldenvoice Vice President of Booking, David Lefkowitz said, “Given the state of touring and how fees have escalated, it was a real breath of fresh air to do something very consumer oriented by eliminating all ticketing charges, its almost a throwback to another time. It’s been almost twenty years since Bob Dylan played The Warfield and in my opinion, he is an Artist that needs no big promotions or hoopla.  He comes, he plays, and it’s an incredible experience.”